Imperial Christians

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    Are You An Imperial Christian?


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    The tenets of imperial Christianity include things like blind nationalism, belief in American exceptionalism, willful ignorance of U.S. foreign policy, childish devotion to the military, cheerleading for the Republican Party, acceptance of the U.S. empire, and support for a perpetual war on terror – all, of course, with a Christian twist for effect. In other words, the views of Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry.
    I have some simple yet pointed questions for Christians who subscribe to, or can be characterized by, the above things:

    • Is the president of the United States God?
    • Is America the nation of Israel?
    • Is the United States the client state of God?
    • Is the U.S. military the Lord’s army?
    • Does the United States enjoy a special relationship with God that other nations don’t have?
    • Is the Christian’s sword anything but the word of God?
    • Does the Bible command any Christian to kill any adherent of a false religion?
    • Does the Bible command any Christian to go on a crusade against Muslims?
    • Does "obeying the powers that be" mean that Christians should always do anything and everything the government says?
    • Does the Bible say that anyone other than God should receive unconditional obedience?
    • Is it okay for Christians to participate in U.S. government wars just because God commanded the Jews in the Old Testament to go to war?
    • Does the Lord approve of everything the U.S. government does?
    • Does the Lord approve of everything the government of Israel does?
    • Is being patriotic more important than being biblical?
    • Is the Republican Party the party of God?
    • Is it more scriptural for a Christian to be in the military than in the ministry?
    • Does God need America’s help to protect Israel?
    • Does God need the U.S. military to maintain order throughout the world?
    • Is the U.S. military a godly institution?
    • Is the CIA a godly institution?
    • Did God command the United States to build over 1,000 foreign military bases?
    • Did God command the United States to station troops in over 150 countries?
    • Does God always approve of U.S. foreign policy?
    • Is it biblical that churches send more soldiers to the Middle East than missionaries?
    • Did God appoint the United States to be the world’s policeman?
    • Does the New Testament command churches to hold special military appreciation days?
    • Does the New Testament command churches to glorify the military on the Sunday before national holidays?
    • Have U.S. wars always been just, right, and good?
    • Are all Muslims terrorists?
    • Was every Iraqi and Afghan killed by the U.S. military a terrorist?
    • Does the New Testament encourage Christians to wage war against anyone or anything but the world, the flesh, and the devil?
    If you are a Christian and answered in the affirmative to one or more of these questions, then I understand why you are an imperial Christian. Repent.
    But if you are a Christian and answered in the negative to all of these questions, then why are you an imperial Christian? Why do you make apologies for the state, its leaders, its military, its wars, its imperialism, and its interventionism? Why are you so devoted to the Republican Party? Why do you sing songs to the state in church on the Sunday before national holidays? Why do you encourage Christian young people to join the military? Why do you recite meaningless prayers for God to bless U.S. troops engaged in unjust wars?
    Think about these things. Pray about them. Meditate on them. Just don’t be an imperial Christian.


    source: http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1199/281/FB/Are_You_an_Imperial_Christian.html


    I thought this to be a highly interesting article, considering...


    Any thoughts? I personally don't agree with calling the individual politician names out but... it seems all of us have our own way... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Hmm, each one of those could be it's own thread. Which one do you want to discuss, melissa?
     
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    From the way the article reads... Those are meant to be (however illogical) yes / no answers.

    I, personally think all of them interesting questions and perhaps, as you mentioned, sky, multiple threads would best serve some of those points.
     
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    I don't believe that answering one or some of those questions in the affirmative makes you an imperial Christian. For instance, I'd say yes to question 5. Because, God said to Abraham, I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you. Until now we have been Israel's staunchest supporter. We allowed the Jews to migrate and prosper here. And we were truly a blessed nation. And I see a reversal of that favor, now that we embrace "Arab Spring".
    Question 11. If we hadn't intervened in WW2, there wouldn't be an Israel, or a Jew to live there.
    And, does God need America's help................... That one is just funny!
     
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    Why answer your lies, yes lies. Typical of a atheist socialist moron.
     
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    Typicial flame post.
     
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    Hun, where in the Bible does it say to take over the world like in Islam?
     
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    Where do you stop so we know where to pick up? The bible may have been the limit set by many before US... But it empowers and reveals much more than most are aware... Ironically, indeed.
     
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    Atheist and socialists are spreading only lies about Christians, they hate Christianity because it disturb their agenda for annihilation of the Western Civilization.
     
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    The matter is not important for leftists because Islam is their ally.
     

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